The values of antiques, fine art, fine jewelry and personal property change over time and have different values in different markets. A current appraisal is required by insurance companies, estate planners, accountants, lawyers and trust officers in order to know the current value when making important decisions regarding your valuable property.
Some of the factors that influence value are condition of the item, age of the item, rarity, desirability, provenance (history) and attractiveness. Our value determinants are recent comparable sales, opinions of experts, purpose of the appraisal (insurance or estate) and whether the value is retail replacement cost, fair market value, market value or liquidation value.
Our appraisals are written to the standards upheld by The Appraisal Foundation Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the ISA Appraisal Report Writing Standard.